Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. Among her recorded works are Child Ballads, Young Man in America, and Hadestown, the latter of which she expanded into a musical.
Hadestown opened at London’s National Theatre in November 2018 before transferring to Broadway where it will open in April 2019. Mitchell has headlined shows around the world, and opened tours with Bon Iver, Josh Ritter, Punch Brothers and Patty Griffin. She is the recipient of a BBC Radio Two Folk Award, and the Folk Alliance International Spirit of Folk Award. If there's a common thread in Mitchell's work it's that she's as interested in the world around her as the one inside her.
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(New York Times)
“Ms. Mitchell’s songs address contemporary angst with uncanny vision...a formidable songwriting talent”
(Independent on Sunday)
“The most engaging, and in some ways, most original artist working in the field of new American folk music”